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一、人格完成に努むること
1. Strive for good moral character.
(Respect, Humility and Patience are virtues taught by example.)

一、誠の道を守ること
2. Keep an honest and sincere way.
(Seek the truth; speak and act from the heart.)

一、努力の精神を養ること
3. Cultivate perseverance.
(The process is the goal, only through hard work can we earn real experience.)

一、礼儀を重んずること
4. Develop a respectful attitude.
(Understand the difference between etiquette in outward form and etiquette from the heart.)

一、血気の勇を戒むること
5. Restrain aggression through spiritual attainment.
(Karate is the art of life protection; practice compassion.  Remember, Karate is a lifetime study.)

Originally by Kanga Sakugawa (1733 -1815)
Notes by Kyoshi Sam Ahtye
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